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Thoughts on modern Bulovas for budding enthusiasts?

  1. kip595

    kip595 Mar 26, 2020 3:45pm

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    A younger relative of mine (nephew by marriage, HS male American) is starting to take an interest in watches, which of course I encouraged. He'd like his first 'nice' watch for his birthday; he suggested an Invicta (picture the old comic of thwapping the precocious puppy gently on the nose and the person going "No!"), but he also showed an interest in some Citizens, which I kinda know, but also Bulova's current automatics, which I last dealt with when I was a teen myself.

    I'm negotiating a '69 right now myself, but I know he needs a relatively 'new' watch for sports, lifestyle, any common issues, etc. Anyone think this would be an okay choice to get someone started in the sub 500 USD range?

    Just seeking opinions, no need for arguments ;)

    Thanks!
     
  2. redpcar

    redpcar Mar 26, 2020 3:55pm

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    Hamilton?
     
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  3. Canuck

    Canuck Mar 26, 2020 4:44pm

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    Modern Bulova automatics (I believe) are largely equipped with Chinese made movements. Best suited to gun owners who like small items for target practise. The ‘69 model (if it is vintage you refer to) might be a good choice if you can find one in good condition, and if he is the sort that will look after it. Bulova is now owned by Citizen, so yet another venerable Swiss brand is no longer Swiss.
     
  4. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Mar 26, 2020 5:10pm

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    Baltic. Timex Marlin Auto. Bulova moon watch.
     
  5. redpcar

    redpcar Mar 26, 2020 6:11pm

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    I think the Helson is in the price range, too.
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  6. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 26, 2020 6:23pm

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    What style watch?
     
  7. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Mar 26, 2020 6:41pm

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  8. TexOmega

    TexOmega Mar 26, 2020 7:31pm

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    Check out Dan Henry
     
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  9. kip595

    kip595 Mar 26, 2020 7:35pm

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    Thanks guys! I that the 666 Diver may be the one for him. He's seen Hamilton as a brand in so many flicks (Sci-Fi, etc); I think he might actually get too worried about doing much with it.
     
  10. Dan S

    Dan S Mar 26, 2020 7:37pm

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    If you're looking at getting him a diver, you should at least consider a Seiko.
     
  11. 8100_RPM

    8100_RPM Mar 26, 2020 11:33pm

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